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Austin-area flooding damage tab tops $14M

Associated Press
Published 8:46 am, Wednesday, November 20, 2013

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  • A person with the Austin Fire Department stands in front of a home on Wild Onion Drive which has a car sitting against a tree on Friday, Nov. 1, 2013 in Austin, Texas. Recovery efforts are underway in the area which was heavily flooded after rains went through the area early Thursday morning.(AP Photo/Austin American-Statesman, Deborah Cannon)  AUSTIN CHRONICLE OUT, COMMUNITY IMPACT OUT, MAGS OUT; NO SALES; INTERNET AND TV MUST CREDIT PHOTOGRAPHER AND STATESMAN.COM Photo: Deborah Cannon, MBO / American-Statesman
    A person with the Austin Fire Department stands in front of a home on Wild Onion Drive which has a car sitting against a tree on Friday, Nov. 1, 2013 in Austin, Texas. Recovery efforts are underway in the area which was heavily flooded after rains went through the area early Thursday morning.(AP Photo/Austin American-Statesman, Deborah Cannon) AUSTIN CHRONICLE OUT, COMMUNITY IMPACT OUT, MAGS OUT; NO SALES; INTERNET AND TV MUST CREDIT PHOTOGRAPHER AND STATESMAN.COM Photo: Deborah Cannon, MBO

 

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AUSTIN (AP) — Late October flooding in Central Texas has left behind more than $14 million in damage as officials continue to assess the cost of cleanup.

Emergency manage officials on Tuesday updated Travis County commissioners. The Austin American-Statesman reports the damage is not expected to be near the $35 million threshold for local governments to get federal disaster help.

Emergency management coordinator Pete Baldwin says the $14.4 million in Travis County damage is a preliminary figure. The estimate includes damage in Austin and Pflugerville, as well as uninsured and underinsured homes and businesses.

Baldwin says many homeowners may be eligible for individual assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

At least six deaths have been blamed on last month's storms and flooding in Central Texas.